Courts and Crime

A federal judge in Maine has been appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Washington, D.C.

A ten-year-long fight over access to Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport returns to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court Wednesday.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A Florida judge has blocked prosecutors from using video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaging in paid sex at a massage parlor.

WEST BATH, Maine - A judge has ruled that a Maine teenager accused of killing his grandmother last year will be tried as an adult.

AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine Supreme Court is wading into a long-running beach dispute in Kennebunkport.

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine woman is calling for the state's highest court to give domestic partners custody rights to pets after a relationship fizzles.

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The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is wading into a long-running beach dispute in Kennebunkport.

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The Sagadahoc County District Attorney has decided not to prosecute 25 protesters arrested for blocking the road outside Bath Iron Works last month.

School officials in Lisbon say they’re working to help students feel safe in the wake of an alleged sexual assault on school grounds.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A Maine district attorney is facing a disciplinary hearing over an allegation she discussed a child sexual assault case with a judge without defense counsel present.

LEWISTON, Maine - Police in Maine say a man robbed a bank while using his unwitting father as a getaway driver.

‘Franky’s Law’ Would Give Animals Legal Advocates In Cruelty Cases

May 1, 2019
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A bill that proposes creating a court advocate for the victims in animal cruelty cases would be named for Franky, the Boston terrier-pug mix stolen from his Winter Harbor home and killed last year, if passed into law.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A judge has delivered a guilty verdict against a Wiscasset woman in a 4-year-old girl's death that led to scrutiny of Maine's child welfare system.

WISCASSET, Maine - A Maine judge is set to reveal his verdict in the murder trial of a Wiscasset woman charged in the death of a 4-year-old girl.

A judge has concluded a law enforcement officer's punch when a man was taken into custody for a deputy's death was "not inflicted to secure a confession."